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Interview: Chris Klug on KDNK

Interview: Chris Klug on KDNK December 10, 2009
One event tonight kicks off two others. It's at the Given Institute in Aspen and features one of the town's foremost athletes. A panel led by World Cup snowboarder Chris Klug opens the Given Institute's Winter Lecture Series and the Summit for Life Weekend. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason spoke with Chris Klug about the liver transplant that saved his life two years before his Olympic medal at Salt Lake City.
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News: Coors Classic could return in 2011

News: Coors Classic could return in 2011 November 2, 2009
Some of the biggest names in cycling are behind efforts to bring the country's first international stage race back to Colorado. The Coors Classic ended in 1988 after more than a decade, and launching the careers of some of the countries greatest riders. The Governor, an enthusiastic bike rider himself, says he'll do his part make the race happen, but in tight economic times, financial backing from the state is unlikely. KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports.
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Interview: New film explores history of kayaking

Interview: New film explores history of kayaking October 29, 2009
Call of the River is a new documentary that traces the history of kayaking. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with filmmaker Kent Ford. The documentary will screen Friday, October 30, at 7 p.m. at the CRMS barn in Carbondale. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds go towards CRMS Active Curriculum Scholarships.

More information at here.

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News: The costs of search & rescues

News: The costs of search & rescues October 20, 2009
For the first time a new study shows the costs of search and rescue operations in national parks. Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park has some of the highest rates of incidents. KDNK's Conrad Wilson has the story.
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News: River deaths at a high this season

July 14, 2009
Despite the fact that this has not been an unusually high water year, so far in 2009 there has been an unusual amount of river accidents and fatalities. River rafters have drowned in the Dolores River, the rapids in Westwater Canyon and Cataract Canyon, and the family friendly Black Rocks area on the Colorado River. And it's not just rafters getting in trouble. The Garfield County Search and rescue recently responded to a call from eyewitnesses who spotted a man struggling in the Colorado River near Silt. So far, crews have not found him. KDNK's Stacy Stein was on a recent river trip where she witnessed rescue efforts to save Timmy Rau (Rhymes with Wow), who drowned after his boat flipped in Westwater Canyon. She filed this report.
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News: Robert McNamara crucial to hut system

News: Robert McNamara crucial to hut system July 9, 2009
Robert McNamara lent his passion, influence and money to the idea of a hut system. Margy's Hut and the McNamanra Hut were the first two built in the 10th Mountain Division system, and both were named by and for the late U.S. Secretary of Defense.
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